Rhody Gem: Providence Shoe Repair

May 2022


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What it is:

Providence Shoe Repair is a full-service shoe and leather repair shop, offering resoles, reheels, stitching, and more for a variety of goods.  


Where to find it: 

In the heart of downtown on Mathewson Street, find this cobbler shop diagonal to Grace Episcopal Church and near Little City Coffee & Kitchen.

What makes it a Rhody Gem?

Visible work benches, repair tools, and vintage machines make coming into the store an experience. Providence Shoe Repair offers customizations and repairs on most leather shoes, bags, and other goods. The turn-of-the-century storefront has old-world sensibilities with original wood floors, stacked aromatic leather rolls, and a nine-foot-tall general store shelf that holds house-made leather polish. Cobbler and owner Mike Heimall offers repairs and customizations on most leather shoes, bags, and other goods, plus his own line of handcrafted wallets, bags, and belts are for sale. Enthusiastic about mending well-loved belongings, Heimall also fixes materials like polyurethane, plastics, and rubbers. In a rush? Use the convenience of their curbside service.

Providence Shoe Repair182 Mathewson Street • 401-486-6260



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